Whole30 Bacon | Naked BaconYou’re SO excited that you can have BACON, right? But where can you find Whole30 bacon? And what even makes it Whole30 compliant bacon, and what makes bacon off limits? I’ll share all the details below!

And please know this is in no way an extensive list! Please, if you find a Whole30 Compliant Bacon, comment, and I will add it to the list! 🙂

Firstly, let’s reign in our love of bacon for a second… When is it appropriate to have bacon, and how much?

Whole30 weighs in:

First, bacon must be pastured and responsibly raised – factory-farmed bacon is extraordinarily unhealthy and unethically produced, and no one should eat it, ever. Two, context matters, and using bacon as your primary protein source isn’t a great idea in general. Three, bacon may prove all too easy to overconsume, and overconsumption (even with a “technically Paleo” food) is never healthy – so think before you eat.

So, we don’t want to encourage you to eat more bacon… but we do want you to have access to responsibly produced pastured bacon without any unhealthy additives, because it’s not our place to dictate what you can and can’t eat. We provide recommendations and guidance, because that’s our job, but ultimately you’re all big boys and girls, and are more than qualified to make your own food choices. (read more)


Whole30 Compliant Bacon

Whole30 bacon can’t have sugar in it, which is usually pretty crucial to the curing process. It also can’t have any nitrates or MSG, along with a long list of other unapproved additives.


Applegate

Applegate Organics No Sugar Bacon

Ingredients: Organic Pork, Water, Sea Salt. Less than 2% of: Celery Powder

Applegate Organics Turkey Bacon 

Ingredients: Organic Turkey, Water. Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Sea Salt, Celery Powder, Organic Onion Powder

Applegate Naturals No Sugar Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Sea Salt. Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Celery Powder

Applegate Naturals Turkey Bacon

Ingredients: Turkey, Water. Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Sea Salt, Celery Powder, Onion Powder, Cayenne Pepper 

 

Where to find Applegate Bacon:

Click here to find where Applegate Sugar Free Bacon is near you!


Whole30 Bacon | US Wellness Bacon U.S. Wellness Meats Bacon

Back in 2012, U.S. Wellness Meats Bacon was the very first officially Whole30 Approved bacon!! (cue the hallelujah chorus!) It’s both sugar and additive free, making it a Whole30 Compliant Bacon.

What makes U.S. Wellness Meats Bacon a good choice?

How the pigs are raised is of the utmost importance, and owner Russ Kremer goes above and beyond to ensure that his farm is basically a resort for his pigs!

From Whole30:

The pork carried by U.S. Wellness Meats is Compassionate Certified Pork, and undergoes third party verified to ensure accuracy. Among numerous requirements, the animals are not allowed to be given any growth stimulants, hormones or antibiotics. Animals are allowed outside as often as they want, and have full bedding available at all times; slot floors and gestating crates are not allowed.

U.S. Wellness Meats Pork Sugar Free Bacon Slices

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt 

U.S. Wellness Meats BEEF Sugar Free Bacon Slices

Ingredients: Beef, Celtic Sea Salt

U.S. Wellness Meats Sugar Free Canadian Pork Bacon Slices

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt

U.S. Wellness Meats Beef Sugar Free Bacon Tips

Ingredients: Beef, Celtic Sea Salt

U.S. Wellness Meats Pork Sugar Free Bacon Ends

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt

Where to find U.S. Wellness Meats Bacon:

U.S. Wellness Meats ships free to all 50 United States with a minimum order! Or click here to see their retail locations.

*U.S. Wellness Meats is an official Whole30 Approved Partner*


Whole30 Bacon | Naked BaconNaked Bacon

Original Naked Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Spices 

Naked Bacon No Sugar Added Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt, Water, Spices

Naked Bacon Sugar Free Jalapeño Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt, Water, Spices

Naked Bacon Sugar Free Chipotle Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Spices 

 

Where to find Naked Bacon:

Use their Retail Locator to find where Naked Bacon products are closest to you, OR shop online!

*Naked Bacon is an official Whole30 Approved Partner*


Pederson’s Farms Bacon

Pederson’s Farms No Sugar Added Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Salt, Vinegar, Citrus Extracts, Pomegranate Extract, Rosemary Extract

Pederson’s Farms Organic No Sugar Added Uncured Smoked Bacon

Ingredients: Organic Pork, Water, Vinegar (made from organic ingredients), Salt, Celery Powder

Pederson’s Farms Uncured No Sugar Buckin’ Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Salt, Vinegar, Celery Powder

Pederson’s Farms No Sugar Added Uncured Dry Rub Bacon 

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Vinegar, Spices, Sea Salt, Dehydrated Garlic, Juniper Berries, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Celery Powder

Pederson’s Farm No Sugar Hickory Smoked Turkey Bacon 

Ingredients: Turkey, Water, Salt, Vinegar, Celery Powder

 

Where to find Pederson’s Natural Farms Bacon:

Use their Retail Locator to find where Pederson’s Natural Farms products are closest to you!

*Pederson’s Natural Farms is an official Whole30 Approved Partner*


Garrett Valley Farms

Garrett Valley Sugar Free Dry Rubbed Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, sea salt, spices (black pepper, fenugreek, nutmeg, white pepper, mace, allspice).

Garrett Valley Sugar Free Turkey Bacon

Ingredients: Turkey, water, sea salt, cultured powder, paprika, white pepper, onion powder

Garrett Valley Organic Sugar Free Turkey Bacon 

Ingredients: Organic Turkey, Water, Sea Salt, Organic Vinegar, Cultured Celery Powder, Organic Paprika, Organic White Pepper, Organic Onion Powder

Use their Store Locator to find where Garrett Valley Farms products are closest to you!

 


Nature’s Rancher

Nature’s Rancher No Sugar Added Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon

*Nature’s Rancher is an official Whole30 Approved Partner and available exclusively at Whole Foods Market*


Maverick Natural Hickory Smoked Uncured No Sugar Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Salt, Vinegar, Celery Powder


Wellshire Farms

Wellshire Farms Sugar Free Dry Rubbed Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt, Spices (Black Pepper, Fenugreek, Nutmeg, White Pepper, Mace, Allspice).

Wellshire Farms Organic Sugar Free Turkey Bacon

Ingredients: Organic Turkey, Water, Sea Salt, Organic Vinegar, Cultured Celery Powder, Organic Paprika, Organic White Pepper, Organic Onion Powder

 

Use their Store Locator to find where Wellshire Farms products are closest to you, OR shop online!


Tender Belly 

No Sugar Added Signature Dry Rub Uncured Bacon 

Ingredients: Pork, Salt, Celery Powder, Spices

Purchase online through Butcher Box or use their retail locator for products closest to you. 

 

Niman Ranch 

Niman Ranch Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon – No Sugar

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Salt, Celery Powder

 

Costco

Kirkland Signature Low Sodium Bacon

believe this product is Whole30 friendly… If someone has a package and could let me know, that would be much appreciated! That being said, the fact that it isn’t organic and we don’t know the condition or treatment of the pigs, what they eat, the hormone/ antibiotics situation, I would choose another brand!

 

Simple Truth 

Simple Truth No Sugar Uncured Hardwood Smoked Bacon

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Cultured Celery Extract, Spice Extract

You can find Simple Truth products at Kroger Stores and their affiliates. 


NOT APPROVED (this list is in NO way exhaustive, I just listed some I came across that you might think would be approved!):

  • Applegate Naturals Sunday Bacon (sugar)
  • Applegate Organics Uncured Sunday Bacon (sugar)
  • Applegate Organics Uncured Turkey Bacon (sugar)
  • Applegate Naturals Thick Cut Bacon (sugar)
  • Whole Foods 365 Uncured Center Cut Smokehouse Bacon (sugar)
  • Niman Ranch Bacon (sugar)
  • Nature’s Rancher Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon (sugar)
  • Plainville Farms Uncured Turkey Bacon (sugar)

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